The Institute on Religious Life recently officially added the Community to its roster of affiliate communities. We have been actively involved in with the Institute since our founding, benefiting from their resources and seminars, and this past fall, giving back by our presence at the IRL Gala fundraiser.
"...The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace."
"When creating us, God loved us so much that He made us to His own image and likeness; when redeeming us, He loved us so much that He made Himself to our image!" Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen
"O Root of Jesse...O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum...who standest for an ensign for the people..." Antiphon for Solemn Vespers at the Cathedral
This Advent has been a busy and fruitful season for Our Lady of Grace Sodality, an apostolate of the Community for young ladies who desire to deepen their spiritual lives through Marian consecration and service of the Church.
"When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony." - Quas Primas
"Let us pray to Holy Mary for our Sister on her feast. Let us ask our loving Mother, grace and blessing to increase, that our Sister may grow closer to the Heart of Christ our King, and her holy Patron guide her, ever by the Cross to cling..." - MSSR Feastday Song
O Most High and Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, a correct faith, a certain hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out your holy and true command. - St. Francis of Assisi